Buying a Home

Everything you ever wanted to know about buying a home in Ulster County or elsewhere.  Tips, trends, solutions and so much more.

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Yes, the holidays are actually a great time to buy a home, contrary to popular belief.

Every spring and summer, the real estate market hits peak activity, and while there’s plenty of reasons to buy in the spring, if you’re a serious buyer looking for a good deal, you may want to consider taking up your search in November and December, near the holidays, when some real estate experts consider it to be one of the best times to buy a new home.

The holidays are such busy times, and here in upstate New York, it’s also a period of time where you don’t know exactly what type of weather Mother Nature will be supplying… doesn’t really sound like an opportune time to be house hunting, right? But if you’re a serious buyer and want to avoid competing

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Woodstock NYDo you want to search like Realtors do for homes in Woodstock? This legendary Hudson Valley town, known for its artistic streak and natural beauty, Woodstock embodies that perfect blend of culture & nature that make homes for sale in and around Woodstock so attractive to buyers from both NYC and around the world! Woodstock real estate offers a small-town village experience, and/or a more secluded and private lifestyle provided by the surrounding mountains and forests. Home values in Woodstock tend to be in the higher price point range, due in part to its popularity and famous name; and typically Woodstock homes for sale don't last too long on the local real estate market. Amazing and available Woodstock homes are out there; you just need to know where to

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noname1_400_01Clients and customers often ask me how the market is doing. They also tend to ask about where home values are at today. Compared to 5-6 years ago, I’d of course say the market is down quite a bit. The good news however is that things are definitely improving. The Ulster County real estate market, Highland NY in particular, is just one of a handful of local markets to see a surge in buyer activity. In Taft Street realty’s latest market update, we wanted to share two recently sold homes in Ulster County NY to give you a better idea of what’s selling right now and where Highland NY home values are at this spring.

14 Cambridge Court

img_0993_small_400_0114 Cambridge Court Highland NY was the quintessential townhome. This 3 BDR, 2.5 BTH, 1,800 square foot home closed on May

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Home Sold in New Paltz NY New Paltz NY Home Values - Ulster County SOLD Market Update

Taft Street Realty is happy to announce the latest home to be SOLD to one of our clients, 75 Hummel Road in New Paltz NY 12561. This 2,060 square foot 4 BDR / 2.5 BTH closed on May 1st, 2013 for $315,000.

4 BDR Colonial 1 Mile From New Paltz NY!

New Paltz Real Estate UpdateThis beautiful and spacious 4 BDR colonial sits at the end of a quiet, dead-end street, and is just a mile outside of the Village of New Paltz!  75 Hummel Rd. is a perfect home for entertaining friends & family, with an open kitchen, warm fireplace, and back deck off of the kitchen, ideal for BBQ'ing! Beautiful and mature landscaping graces the 1 acre property, and the full basement has the potential for the ultimate den and/or Man Cave!

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Saugerties Homes for saleToday’s real estate transaction has changed drastically in recent years. What used to be a slam dunk during the good ol' days of 2004-2007, now almost takes a miracle worker! The rise of the Internet has altered the way we search for homes, with most of the legwork being done online. If you’re planning on selling your Saugerties NY property and/or home these days, more needs to be done than simply putting a sign out front and waiting for offers. Homes for sale in Saugerties NY need to be properly marketed online so that they get maximum exposure on the web and attract buyers. Taft Street Realty is made up of Internet marketing specialists who understand the online real estate market and know how to get our homes for sale viewed online (repeatedly!) by

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Real estate for sale in Rosendale NYRosendale NY is becoming more and more popular every year. One of the smaller towns in Ulster County, this hot spot is slowly turning into a go-to real estate location that can suit both full time families as well as weekend home buyers. Rosendale NY is where the Gunks begin, and few know that there are some really cool options for hikers and climbers who maybe can't afford the more pricey locales like New Paltz and Gardiner NY. Rosendale's Springtown Road is the back road short cut to New Paltz and more well-known climbing & hiking areas such as the Mohonk Preserve & Lake Minnewaska. Springtown Road also offers mountain views as well as farmland flats where the organic grower can live and thrive. Basically, Rosendale NY real estate has all that New Paltz

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New Listing For Sale Stone Ridge NYTaft Street Realty has a new listing for sale in Stone Ridge NY that is a special treat for contemporary home lovers! 59 Mill Rd. Stone Ridge NY 12484 is a gorgeous, cedar-sided 3 BDR / 2.5 BTH home that is private & peaceful yet still just a few minutes from town. Tucked away on 6 wooded acres off of a lightly-travelled road, this home offers seclusion & quiet. 2,600 square feet of space provide an open and airy feel with plenty of room for family, guests, and storage. Located in Stone Ridge NY a centrally located Ulster County town that is close to just about everything!

Stylish Contemporary In An Ideal Stone Ridge NY Location

Stone Ridge real estate Head down a long, winding driveway to this beautifully-maintained contemporary. Mature landscaping and 6 park-like acres

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Blue Mountain Area Homes For SaleSaugerties NY homes on the market range from the entry level price points of under $100K all the way up to and over $1 Million in the luxury home category. Whether it's the bustling village life you desire or the solitude of mountainous type living around the Blue Mountain area, real estate for sale in the 12477 zip code covers pretty much any kind of lifestyle. Bordered on the east by the majestic Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains to the north and west, buyers looking for that special location close to the Hudson but also close to popular areas in Ulster County like Woodstock should not overlook the Saugerties NY market. Ulster County, and Saugerties specifically, is very accessible. Located right off exit 20 of the NYS Thruway, anyone looking to

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New homes for sale in New Paltz NYAre you looking for New Paltz NY village life without those village taxes? New Paltz is known as a hip and vibrant town thanks to nearby SUNY New Paltz and a thriving community. Throw in a prime location and this makes New Paltz one of the most desirable towns to live in all of Ulster County NY! So Taft Street Realty is happy to present our latest home for sale 198 Old Kingston Rd. New Paltz NY 12561! This nicely maintained 3 BDR / 2 BTH, 2,028 Sq. Ft. raised ranch is just a 15 minute walk along the beautiful Wallkill Rail Trail to the heart of New Paltz Village!

A New Paltz Home For Sale In An Ideal Location

Wallkill Rail TrailLocation, location, location! Homes for sale in New Paltz offer just that, and this well placed home is no exception! Literally 1 minute down

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taft_st_-_hippy_bus_l_400Rosendale NY - This former rough & tumble mining town used to supply New York City with cement during the 1800's. A link between Rosendale and NYC has existed ever since as visitors, weekenders, and future residents flow back & forth from the city. What's the draw of Rosendale NY? Beauty for one; Main Street Rosendale resembles a movie set, with old-fashioned storefronts & a classic movie theatre, and mountains looming overhead. Culture is another; a thriving community exists in Rosendale NY where residents & local business owners work hand in hand to improve, maintain, and promote this Ulster County NY town. Right now the Rosendale NY real estate market is heating up! So be sure to work with a knowledgeable real estate agent who knows the town and can

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